A Baby Book, The Four Of Us

Weekly Prompts–  Photo Challenge –   Timeworn                                                                    I’ve found this baby book of my dad’s. The book is nearly 70 years old, given to my parents by my grandmother, my mothers mom, to celebrate the birth of my older brother, Danny


Above, bottom right, my parents with Danny. 1949.


Above, my dad’s log of Danny’s first 4 weeks.


Above, in the left frame, my grandmother, Elizabeth, with Danny, and on the right, my mom, Esther, with Danny.


Then came Ivor and my little brother, Lawrence.


And finally mom had a daughter that she always wanted, Myfanwy Glenys, and interestingly dad also logged the birth of Myfanwy’s daughter April.

Oh… This is a later attachment, have been feeling quite nostalgic since I posted this article, and I’m adding this lovely song, I hope you enjoy.


Ivor Steven (c)  2018

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G'day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

53 thoughts on “A Baby Book, The Four Of Us”

      1. I am always happy to find “faces” from my past. When working on our family tree with my aunt and uncle they showed me a picture, it was taken in the 1860’s, but the face in it was BORN in 1797. I mean, I can look at a face related to me that was born in 1797. I find that fascinating!

        What you hold there is pure gold.

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      2. The book is hand- crafted by grandmother, the front panel is of plywood vanished and hand painted, it’s very well done,☺️💛


  1. What an amazing treasure to find – and with all those details written by your dad. I have a book of stories hand-written by my mother, her twin sister and their best friend in 1926, when they were 10. It’s my most valued possession.

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    1. Oh that’s absolutely awesome Jane. 😊 This book was hand-made by my grandmother, the actual front cover piece is of plywood vanished and hand-painted, ☺️☺️

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  2. The song IS lovely!
    And, oh, your photos are such a wonderful treasure, Ivor!
    I love looking at photos pre-1980’s.
    I had a 94 year old relative die recently and I volunteered for the job of going through all of her photos and newspaper clippings and greeting cards, etc., and dividing them among the family members. It was HUGE job…but a joy to see all the vintage photos dating back to the late 1920’s.
    The baby book cover is beautiful! It looks like it’s made of wood! And they gave all of you great names! So you have a birthday coming up soon! 🙂
    Carolyn 🙂

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    1. Yes I’m a great fan of Nick Cave, and the cover of the little book, is plywood and hand painted by my grandmother, and it’s a gorgeous treasure. And I know about looking through all those wonderful old photos, 😊 it’s like holding history in your hands. Thank you Carolyn. 💛☺️

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    1. 😊 No, but I’ll email you a couple of cute pic’s, and I’ll send you a little poem for SMM, if that’s ok 🙄, another one of my weird dreams that had tonight, and I’ve got lots of notes to work on, 🙄💛

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      1. I’ll check my email when I get home. We’re celebrating the 4th. Hey, I’m sorry, would you cancel your SMM subscription? Fly and I are starting a new project. SMM is now no longer posting. I’d like to read your poem, and can post it on my blog. Thank you, dear Ivor. 💜

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